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August 29, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen men accused in the plot to overthrow Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev were charged Wednesday with high treason, a crime that can carry a sentence of death by firing squad, as vigilante groups sprouted around the country to ferret out their accomplices. The Russian Federation prosecutor general made it clear that the net has been cast wider for the others involved.
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April 3, 1993 | MARY MYCIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alarmed by the power struggle in Russia, Ukraine is balking at ratification of a treaty that would require it to give up control of the nuclear weapons on its territory. Leading lawmakers said Ukraine's commitment to ratify the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is not in question. That treaty, known as START I, would lead to negotiations with Russia on eliminating the 176 intercontinental ballistic missiles that Ukraine inherited from the Soviet Union.
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December 10, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev lashed back at the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus on Monday, declaring that they have no right to take it on themselves to dissolve the Soviet Union and denouncing their decision to terminate its laws as "illegal and dangerous."
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December 12, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Decisively defeating Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in the battle for the hearts and minds of the Soviet armed forces, Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin on Wednesday won top military commanders over to his vision of a post-Soviet commonwealth, sources said. Gorbachev, who made an emotional plea Tuesday to the officers for maintaining some vestiges of the unitary Soviet state, met with a debacle, according to the military sources.
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December 11, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the legislatures of Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday ratified an agreement to form a Commonwealth of Independent States, a move that further dimmed prospects for the crumbling Soviet Union, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev insisted he will not resign. But a new dispute arose over Gorbachev's role as the military commander in chief, and there were growing questions about who now controls the 3.7-million-member Soviet armed forces.
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April 3, 1993 | MARY MYCIO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alarmed by the power struggle in Russia, Ukraine is balking at ratification of a treaty that would require it to give up control of the nuclear weapons on its territory. Leading lawmakers said Ukraine's commitment to ratify the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is not in question. That treaty, known as START I, would lead to negotiations with Russia on eliminating the 176 intercontinental ballistic missiles that Ukraine inherited from the Soviet Union.
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December 11, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the decision of three Slavic republics' to unite in a new commonwealth has created great political turmoil, it actually could smooth the way for workable economic reforms here, economists said Tuesday. "There's a real chance for stability, a new possibility for reform," prominent economist Nikolai Shmelev predicted. Alexei Yemelianov, a lawmaker and Moscow economics professor, observed of the commonwealth: "From the economic standpoint, this is a very positive move.
NEWS
December 12, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Decisively defeating Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in the battle for the hearts and minds of the Soviet armed forces, Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin on Wednesday won top military commanders over to his vision of a post-Soviet commonwealth, sources said. Gorbachev, who made an emotional plea Tuesday to the officers for maintaining some vestiges of the unitary Soviet state, met with a debacle, according to the military sources.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Populist politician Boris N. Yeltsin, locked in a fight with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev over how to share power, threatened Monday to hold a referendum to determine whether the Russian people really want to grant the increasingly unpopular Gorbachev more authority.
NEWS
December 11, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the legislatures of Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday ratified an agreement to form a Commonwealth of Independent States, a move that further dimmed prospects for the crumbling Soviet Union, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev insisted he will not resign. But a new dispute arose over Gorbachev's role as the military commander in chief, and there were growing questions about who now controls the 3.7-million-member Soviet armed forces.
NEWS
December 11, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the decision of three Slavic republics' to unite in a new commonwealth has created great political turmoil, it actually could smooth the way for workable economic reforms here, economists said Tuesday. "There's a real chance for stability, a new possibility for reform," prominent economist Nikolai Shmelev predicted. Alexei Yemelianov, a lawmaker and Moscow economics professor, observed of the commonwealth: "From the economic standpoint, this is a very positive move.
NEWS
December 10, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev lashed back at the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus on Monday, declaring that they have no right to take it on themselves to dissolve the Soviet Union and denouncing their decision to terminate its laws as "illegal and dangerous."
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen men accused in the plot to overthrow Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev were charged Wednesday with high treason, a crime that can carry a sentence of death by firing squad, as vigilante groups sprouted around the country to ferret out their accomplices. The Russian Federation prosecutor general made it clear that the net has been cast wider for the others involved.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Populist politician Boris N. Yeltsin, locked in a fight with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev over how to share power, threatened Monday to hold a referendum to determine whether the Russian people really want to grant the increasingly unpopular Gorbachev more authority.
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